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New study shows that volunteering can be beneficial to your health.

    While it is well-documented the great benefits that volunteering can have on local communities and neighborhoods, newly released data indicates that volunteering can also be beneficial to one’s overall health as well. A survey recently conducted by the UnitedHealth Group, the Optimum Institute, and Mashable focuses on how individuals that have volunteered actively […]

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University Civic Engagement Initiative Wajibi: My Education, My Community

Project Overview Silatech, a youth youth development organization that works across the Arab region on employment, entrepreneurship and engagement, launched an initiative called Wajibi: My Community, My Education. ICP partnered with Silatech to support universities across the Arab region to increase their efforts in civic engagement. University civic engagement plays a critical role in transforming societies, […]

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National Youth Service Learning Forum

Africa-wide Learning Forum on National Youth Service, Employability, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Livelihoods On November 25 and 26, 2013, government, civil society and private sector contributors held a two-day conference in Johannesburg, South Africa about the role of National Youth Service (NYS) in enhancing youth employability, entrepreneurship and sustainable livelihoods in the region. The first day […]

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National Youth Service (NYS) in Sub-Saharan Africa

National Youth Service in Sub-Saharan Africa

Strengthening NYS as a strategy for youth employability, entrepreneurship, and sustainable livelihoods in the region Program Overview In November 2012, ICP joined forces with The MasterCard Foundation and Volunteer Service Enquiry Southern Africa (VOSESA) to undertake a research study to assess how National Youth Service (NYS) programs in Sub-Saharan Africa can better prepare young people for […]

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US-Pakistan Higher Education Initiative on Civic Engagement

Project Overview Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) received a grant in October, 2012 through the US Embassy-Islamabad Office of Public Affairs to support the US-Pakistan higher education initiative to build capacity for civic engagement. The collaborative program aims to enhance the ability of American and Pakistani universities to engage students, senior management and faculty in […]

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